Verizon Droid Bionic arrives finally Video
Verizon Droid Bionic arrives finally Video Transcript
It's Thursday, September 8th, 2011. I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. Droid fans have finally something to celebrate; Verizon has finally released the Motorola Droid Bionic. The phone was announced 9 months ago at CS and at that time, the phone was held as a breakthrough super phone; though many new Android Smart Phones have beat it to the punch. The new Droid Bionic includes an updated slick new design since January. It features a huge 4.3 qHD display, dual core processors and Verizon's 4G LTE support. The Bionic will cost $299 with a 2-year contract and you can find out more by hitting on over to cnet.com for the full review. Streaming media boxes like the Apple TV or Roku Box are popular these days among tech enthusiast. Sony is updating its Netboxes with the new SMP-N200. Yes, we know catchy name. As you would expect, it has support for Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video as well as DLNA but differentiate itself with 3D compatibility. Details are scarce though about what you can watch on the new device which is expected out in October. No price has been announced. A new report claims that Apple is working on a new update to its popular Logic Pro audio editing software suite but this time around, the new Logic will not make the same mistakes as the overwhelmingly negative launch of Final Cut Pro X. Apple said to be making similar changes to the suite by getting rid of some apps while intergrading others. Logic Pro 10 is expected to be available through the Mac App Store but there's no official word on price or availability. The pattern war between essentially every single major player in the Smart Phone industry is heating up even more. HTC has filed another lawsuit against Apple; this time with 9 patterns that they just acquired from Google last week. The pattern transfer has marked the biggest show of support yet from Google to its Android partners who have been hammered by Apple lawsuits. Google itself may enter the legal words with its pending purchased of Motorola Mobility. Adobe has ended the photo sharing app craze with its new Carousel Program. Carousel does everything you would expect including uploading, storing and seeking your photos all from your IOS devices, plus it also lets you create galleries and add effects non-destructively to pictures; so if you decided that that faded sepia effect is so last week, you can update it easily to a lomographic look. But unlike other popular photo sharing services like Instagram, Adobe Carousel doesn't come cheap. The first 30 days are free but after that, you'll be charge $60 a year or $6 a month. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.com and you've just been loaded.
Compared to the past few weeks, this seems like a relatively slow news week, but there's still plenty going on in the mobile world. The AT&T and T-Mobile saga continues with a new lawsuit from Sprint, and a court date between the Department of Justice and AT&T. HTC is fighting back and suing Apple (anyone else need a chart to keep track of all these lawsuits?) with patents it received from Google, but perhaps most important of all, the Motorola Droid Bionic is real and it's finally out. Get our final verdict on the Android superphone and the rest of this week's news and reviews on episode 190 of Dialed In.
Amazon is reportedly working on a tablet competitor to the iPad, Google quietly launches a new photo-sharing social network called Photovine, and Spotify finally kicks off its streaming music service in the U.S. after months of rumors.
Viacom loses its lawsuit against Google's YouTube, eBay buys RedLaser bar code scanning app for mobile shopping, and Verizon releases the Droid X just as the iPhone 4 launches with limited availability.
Carol Bartz is out at Yahoo and the stock is up, which has got to hurt. They're still raking in the cash, but shareholders hate nothing more than a plateau. Plus, Netflix swears that at least this time, its jerk move (restricting users to only one stream at a time) was a total accident, and they're definitely not doing that. Promise. Plus, Groupon's IPO roadshow is off and the IPO itself may be off for good, and the Droid Bionic has finally arrived. Hooray!
The Droid Bionic is finally here, and it's so huge it might just crush the iPhone 5 with sheer size. And maybe features. Plus, Bartz out at Yahoo and Groupon's IPO might be out, too.
A 1080p HD video sample taken with the Motorola Droid Bionic.
It's a throwdown showdown between two CNET Editor's Choice smartphones. Will the Apple's iPhone 4S stand a chance against the big screen badboy the Droid Bionic? Let's get it on!
The internet's abuzz with Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility. Plus, the Droid Bionic gets upstaged by its successor and Ice Cream Sandwich leaks on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly.
Amazon offers unlimited cloud music storage for a limited time, Motorola's Droid 3 gets an official price and release date from Verizon, and Facebook launches video calling and a host of chat improvements.
CNET's Nicole Lee takes a First Look at the Motorola Droid Bionic at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.